Caught On Camera: Alleged Dog Abuse By CEO Of Company Tied To 49ers, Giants
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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The CEO of the company that provides concessions for both the 49ers and Giants said he was “ashamed and deeply embarrassed” after he was caught on camera in what investigators say is the act of kicking and abusing a dog inside an elevator.
Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague was identified by investigators in Vancouver after video of the July incident surfaced, according to UT San Diego.
“It’s an unprovoked attack on a dog,” a spokeswoman told the news outlet over the phone.
In the video, a person identified as Hague can be seen kicking the medium sized dog and tugging its leash hard enough to lift it from the floor.
Centerplate placed Hague on indefinite probation and also told him to donate $100,000 and perform a 1,000 hours of community service.
The 49ers issued a statement saying, “We believe his actions are not reflective of the efforts and service provided by the hundreds of Centerplate employees working to present out fans with a tremendous experience at Levi’s Stadium.”
Hague issued an apology over the weekend, taking full responsibility for his actions.